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Calouste Gulbenkian Museum - Founder's Collection

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Address: Avenida de Berna 45a, Lisbon 1050-039, Portugal
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+351 21 782 3461
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Wed - Mon 10:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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The Gulbenkian complex features a museum that houses a magnificent private...

The Gulbenkian complex features a museum that houses a magnificent private collection of Persian art, Egyptian sculptures, and paintings by the Old Masters. Calouste Gulbenkian's collection of paintings includes works by Bouts, Van de Weyden, Lochner, Cima de Conegliano, Carpaccio, Rubens, Van Dyck, Frans Hals, Rembrandt, Guardi, Gainsborough, Romney, Lawrence, Fragonard, Corot, Renoir, Nattier, Boucher, Manet, Degas and Monet. A favourite sculpture of his was the marble original of Houdon's famous Diana, which had belonged to Catherine of Russia and which Gulbenkian purchased from the Hermitage Museum in 1930.

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This is an amazing museum. It is from a private collection, so there are so many areas of interest and different types of art. The gardens were lovely. The modern part was... read more

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Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is an amazing museum. It is from a private collection, so there are so many areas of interest and different types of art. The gardens were lovely. The modern part was dissappointing, skip it and spend all of your time in the main museum.

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Milan, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Gulbenkian Museum belongs to a Foundation managing various cultural activities. Those which are of primary interest to the tourist are: 1) the Museum of the Gulbenkian Collection and 2) the Gulbenkian Museum of Modern Art: both are located within a large complex near Praça de Espanha. My review concerns the "Museum of the Gulbenkian Collection", which is the most... More 

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Laurel, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you are an art lover this is a must visit place. The Museum is very tended and they save the best (IMHO) for last so hold on as you proceed through the gallery. Don't forget the surrounding park that is also wonderful, making this a nice dual indoor and outdoor activity. Hit the modern art museum across the compound,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We spent an afternoon being amazed and delighted by the exhibits. We were very impressed by the Rene Lalique collection, which was absolutely beautiful

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Moscow, Russia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Calouste Gulbenkian was a British businessman and philanthropist of Armenian origin. Throughout his life, he was passionately collecting pieces of art, advised by the best art experts of that time. Everything from Egyptian, Greco-Roman, Islamic and Oriental art, old coins and European painting and decorative arts - mr.Gulbenkian wanted it all. Happily enough, currently all art fans can enjoy businessman's... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

An amazing collection of beautiful things. It is huge and there is too much to absorb in one visit.Two or three visits about 3 hours each would be ideal if you really want to do it justice.

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Lisbon, Portugal
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Don't miss the opportunity to visit the private collection of Mr. Calouste Gulbenkian which is one of the best in Europe. If you've free time please enjoy also the marvellous garden and lake full of colourful ducks. A concert house is also part of the complex.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Interesting insight into one man's passion for collecting art-- from an astonishingly fine coin collection, to Rembrandt and Rubenson, punctuated with beautiful rugs and textiles.

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Brussels
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Everything on show was of the highest quality but we left a little disappointed - worked our way through an embarrassment of Ottoman ceramics and ornate furniture of various French King Louis while we were most excited about getting to Turner and French impressionists... closed for repairs... sadly not even a painting or two extracted for viewing elsewhere in the... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was an ok museum. 10 euros to get in unless you are a student. Students are 5 euros. It is really small. We had to put our stuff in lockers and you put a euro in but you get it back when you go and retrieve your stuff. It had some interesting pieces like their bible, books, and oriental... More 

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